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Managing expectations

Balancing your own personal goals and the interests of others can be very depleting. It becomes even more complicated as a result of the internal pressure you put on yourself to fulfill many responsibilities. After all is said and done, determining who you are is a lost art.

As I approach my 30th birthday, I am aware more than ever about creating this much needed balance. It’s easy enough to say forget everything that creates internal disturbance, but the reality is that it never happens this way. Yet I find solace in the words of my great friend: LET IT GO!!! That statement was the most clearest and simplest truth that I’ve heard in a very long time.

It sometimes makes sense to dwell on the what ifs and what nots. I’m sure we all can say there’s a turn on our journey that we wish we took. Regret can take root as we wonder the possibilities of what could have been. But in all truth, you’re right where you need to be, even if it takes you some time to realize.

Today, what expectations are holding you back? Were you expecting to be in your dream job by now? How about finishing school? What about getting married to the love of your life? Kids, freedom from debt or some new friends? The list could go on and on.

It’s so freeing to be able to live your life without worrying about where you could be. No regrets. The fact is that things can change in your life in a moment. Therefore, experience the freedom of being free from undue pressures and stress and realize those true dreams in your heart.

I’m taking my own advice, as I decided to do something I’ve never done – swimming. I’ve always had a fear of water, which has kept me from experiencing its beauty. So, I stepped out in faith and signed up for 11 classes because it’s time to conquer my fear. I’m sure it will be nerve-wracking, but more than anything, very liberating.

Today, try something new and live your life to the fullest.

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